We provide quality bikes for you to learn to ride
If you've never ridden a bike or you're just out of practice, our learn to ride sessions can you get on the road safely.
These sessions are tailored to suit your riding ability and goals and prepare you for the Q-Ride Assessment.
They cover skills such as mounting and dismounting, clutching, braking, evasive action and defensive driving.
We provide everything you need to do your lessons and become a confident rider.
Including great bikes, helmets, gloves, jackets, safety vests and other essentials for riding on the road.
You are more than welcome to bring your own bike (so long as it meets your class restrictions) and equipment.
Ready to take on the Q-Ride? Book in for a 5-6 hour assessment of your knowledge and practical skills.
All motorbike riders must successfully complete the Q-Ride to be granted a RE or R class licence.
This is a competency based assessment. If found not yet competent in any element you may be required to have further training.
Upgrade your license from an RE to an R class by taking the advanced Q-Ride Training and Assessment Course.
After holding your RE licence for 1 year, you are eligible to take the assessment again on non LAMS bikes.
This will test your knowledge and skills to ensure you are ready for a full open license.
Bike Smart provides the highest quality training for new and experienced motorcycle riders.
We provide quality motorcycles, helmets and jackets so you are ready to get on the bike.
Our instructors combine passion, experience and dedication to provide a positive experience for all involved.
All of our training is done in small groups or one on one to ensure you get targeted training and leaves you feeling confident and in control.
Your safety is our highest priority. We equip you will all the skills required to make sure you are ready for the road.
Our goal is to make sure you don't just pass but have the necessary skills, attitude and instincts that will keep you safe.
It had been a long time since I'd ridden a bike but Steve at Bike Smart put me at ease and taught me everything I needed to know to feel safe and confident to ride a bike!It was a very enjoyable experience.
Steve made the whole process painless and heaps of fun! Can't wait to do my Open's with him in 12 months
Steve was a great trainer! Despite my starting with no experience, he always trained from a positive and uplifting perspective. His methods were practical giving me the confidence to gain required skills quickly.
Make sure you have the knowledge to be safe on the road
From your first lessons we guide through the entire process of getting your license. How many lessons you require and the total cost will depend on your experience, competency and abilty to safely operate a motorbike.
We provide quality motorcycles, helmets, jackets and gloves for your training and assessment. Just wear long pants and enclosed shoes and you'll be ready to ride!
We are Q-Ride Registered Service Provider. Registration Number : 180B0216
Our team will guide you through the entire process, giving you individual coaching to ensure that you have all the necessary skills and ability to safely ride on the road.
Before you can learn to ride you must first get your motorcycle learner license. To get a motorcycle learner licence you must pass a written road rules (knowledge) test. The motorcycle knowledge test has 30 questions on topics ranging from road rules to risk management and hazard perception. You must answer at least 27 out of 30 questions correctly.
Once you have your Learner license you are ready to learn to ride! Our qualified instructors will teach the basics, including mounting and dismounting, familiarising yourself with controls, clutch control, smooth gear changing, braking, defensive riding and more to make sure you are confident and safe on the road. Download our self assessment checklist below to see if you are ready for the next step!
Typically it takes 8-10 hours of training to become competent enought to take the QRide Assessment
Once you've mastered the basics and are confident you can tick off all skills and manoeuvres in the self assessment guide above, you are ready to take the Q-Ride. As you will have done the necessary preparation already, you can simply book an assessment with a registered Q-Ride assessor. Once you have passed the assessment you are eligible to ride LAMS Approved Bikes without supervision
After holding your O RE licence for 12 months you can go for your R Class motorcycle licence by doing Qride again on an open-sized bike. Once you pass, you can ride any sized motorbike.
Bike Smart delivers quality, professional training for motorcycle riders of all ages and experience. We offer personalised training and Q-Ride Assessment to get you licenced and on the road safely.
O: 07 5554 5454
P: 0408 691 585
A: 11 North View St, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218